Pelangi Mall is a pink colored building in Pelangi. It is quite near to the causeway, but not within walking distance though.
This is the third oldest shopping mall after Holiday Plaza in JB. I like to do my shopping here for festive goodies too. On the ground floor, there will be many many make shifts stalls during the festive season selling many different types of goodies. Best of all, you can try them.. hehe.. I can have a free meal here trying all the festive goodies from the different stalls.
City Square is the nearest shopping mall to the causeway. It is quite a new and modern shopping mall in JB.
This is one of my favourite place to shop in, especially during the Mega sale. Clothes, shoes, bags, cosmetics, etc... I can spend a day here shopping and eating. :-)
Sometimes I like to watch the world go by sitting in an air-conditioned cafe, sipping a cuppa coffee... Relax, eih?
Not Many people know that..Johor Bahru is a very unique city where only few historical tourism spot at the down town area, apart from that, ALMOST all commercial area gather at the typical house estate such as Taman Pelangi, Tun Aminah, Taman Fatimah etc..etc.
Holiday Plaza is the second oldest shopping mall in JB, and it still remains as a very popular shopping mall.
There are many small shops selling VCDs, DVDs, etc and other computer related products. You can shop around for mobile phones here, and even second hands too. There are also many fashion shops for clothes and shoes. I used to get my hair cut at the top most floor, however, it is getting too popular nowadays.
You will not go hungry will shopping around Holiday Plaza. For quick bites, there are KFC and MacDonalds. There's also a hawker center for some hot food. There are many coffee shops and restaurants along the road opposite HOliday Plaza... So you will not go hungry...
As I step into the supposed shopping paradise, I was eager to see if I can really get a discount or two. With 80 stores in all, I was quite sure that I could pick up many good buys.
From DKNY and Coach, to sportswear giants such as Adidas and Nike, I'm quite sure that there are a number of very savvy shoppers who will be able to pick out highly discounted items. Some stores such as Coach even had queues where people lined up just to purchase their items.
What to buy: To be fair, I only had two hours there and even though I'd walked into a number of stores, I did not find many things that interest me. Adidas and Nike were so-so with the items not that discounted.
In the end, I manage to buy three items at Esprit which was of quite good value. So yes, dig deep enough and you'd porbably get very good discounts.
This is the biggest shopping mall in Johor Bahru. Located at the end of Jalan Tebrau if you are coming from the city center. You will get the best brands here - G2000, Timberland, U2, MNG, Hush Puppies, Giordano, Padini etc. Biggest book shop in JB is here - Harris. There is a Sony Concept Store and various electronics outlets. Large selection of eateries - Itallienies, Manhattan Fish, Lavender's, Starbucks etc. The biggest cinema is here - TGV. Very nice place to just hang around and spend the weekend. And of course, Jusco is here too.
What to buy: Clothes, food, groceries, etc.
If you are looking for Malay costumes like batik, sarung, baju kurung and textiles, the best place to do this would be Plaza Angsana. Also good place to get your linen and bed sheets. The bigger shops like Kamdar have fixed price. For the smaller shops, you can do some bargaining. There is also a camera shop here - Mee Too which offers quite good prices for latest models of cameras.
What to buy: Malay costumes, textiles & linen. Camera & photographic devices.
We love shopping at Pelangi as it is very "uncrowded".
There are many shops selling from clothings, shoes, book store, optical shop, Cold Storage Supermarket, pharmacy, coffee places and many restaurants.
We went there for the hot stone grill and had a very enjoyable meal over there.
What to buy: Contact Lenses
This new branded outlet is known as the Johor Premium Outlets - a joint venture between the Simon Group of USA and Genting Group of Malaysia.
It is located in a township known as Indahpura which is near Johor Bahru.
Right now it is Open to public for shopping and more shopping - so it can be really crowded over the weekend - at least the first weekend of the soft opening when I was there on December 3....sheer madness....I cannot imagine the official opening on 11 December 2011.
Have fun! The trip from Singapore after clearing immigration: about an hour depending on traffic going into Malaysia
What to buy: Very easy floor plan to follow while shopping to your heart's content.
tackle High Street on the Upper Floor first and then finish off the Low Street on the ground floor.
Two floors of shopping divided into FIVE color-coded precincts for ease of remembering where you are.
Yellow Precinct on Low Street and Pink Precinct on High Street have the most shops.
Burberry, Coach, Zegna, Armani Exchange, Lacoste, Flow, Gap, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Adidas, Nike are already open for business.
Polo Ralph Lauren, Versace, Tommy Hilfiger will be opening soon.
we will not go back to johor bahru malaysian immigration ask us money they took advantage of us! i recommend all first timers not to go! its not even safe... when he got the money he pretended that he cares about our trip and something! threatening us like we will be arrested or cannot go back to SG. we just wanted really to visit the place and tour for a while. really bad experience!
There are several big bus stops and terminals that also doubles as strip malls as they also have food courts and souvenir stalls and convenience stores inside to service the locals and tourists who ply the Singapore-Kuala Lumpure Route via the North-South Expressway of Malaysia and the last stop if coming from Kuala Lumpur is at Johore Bahru. These Souvenir stalls and convenience store sells all the touristy items that you can think of, like malaysian sweets, dried malaysian fruits, malaysian snack foods and seafood crackers, souvenir items like t-shirts, post cards, fridge magnets and a lot more.
opens: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday
What to buy: all the touristy items and souvenir food items you can think of.
What to pay: prices are fixed but they are not that expensive.
If you want to buy kebaya, sarong, songkok, etc, and other Malay fashion, there are a number of shops in Angsana. There's also a wedding photography shop for a Malay wedding there. Go have a look.
For food when you are hungry, there are more selections at the basement. Usual fast food restaurants, such as, KFC, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, are clustered togather.
I personally like shopping there. Usually I will shop for groceries there or just have a walk around.
What to buy: I usually buy my groceries here since it is near my home in JB. It is not very expensive and not so crowded.
Perhaps one of the more popular shopping centres in JB.There are a lot of shops selling clothes and i really mean a lot of clothes of shoes.A perfect place for cheap goods hunting but be prepared for the crowds.
Residents of Johor Bahru have every reason to do more shopping. A brand new mega shopping mall, Tebrau City, opened in Johor Bahru in January 2006. With 3 floors of mid to high end retail shops and restaurants, Tebrau City is now the main draw of Johoreans during weekends. The anchor departmental store, Jusco, sells everything that you would normally expect in a departmental store - supermarket, men's and ladie's clothes, furniture, household items, sports equipment etc.
On the third level are many restaurants serving various types of food - Malaysian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and fast food.
What to buy: At Tebrau City Shopping Center, you can get anything that you need for your household under one roof.
What to pay: Prices are reasonable for a departmental store.
The hot spot for brand products, DVDs, CDs and the like is the little stretch of shops on Jalan Wong Ah Fook between the Compact Hotel and City Square. Everything is at about the same price or slightly cheaper than in Bangkok or Phuket. I picked up some good designer baby clothes for my son.
The shopfront spruikers are fairly pushy and if you visit as a single man (as I did), the first thing they'll ask you about is XXX DVDs. They backtracked a bit when I asked about toys and handbags. Anyway, good bargains to be had here.